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San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92112
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This year’s exhibitions:

  • Sorolla and America, May 31-Aug. 26, 2014: Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s reputation in this country would come to rest on his picturesque paintings of Spanish subjects, including the beaches of his native Valencia. It was to produce such pleasing views that philanthropist and collector Archer Milton Huntington commissioned Sorolla to paint a series of murals, entitled the Visions of Spain, for the library of the Hispanic Society. This task, which would occupy the artist for years to come, may be counted his most significant American commission, but the fame of the Visions of Spain has also served to overshadow other facets of Sorolla’s success in America. This exhibition, organized by Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter, brings together masterpieces that will be presented to audiences for the first time in America and Madrid.
  • Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons, Oct. 4, 2014-Jan. 27, 2015: Gauguin to Warhol traces the path of Modern art through a survey of iconic 20th century works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s renowned collection. This exhibition presents a stunning opportunity to witness the development of the major movements that shaped the course of modern art from the late 19th century to the present. The exhibition features masterpieces by more than 40 monumental artists, including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, and Frida Kahlo, among others. The scope of the show begins in the late 1800s, featuring milestones of Post-Impressionism by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin, and extends to the mid twentieth century in America with Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell as well as prominent Pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

Description

Exhibition text is always in English and Spanish. The Museum’s research library offers access to an extensive collection of art history publications.

Membership benefits include, but are not limited to:

*Supporting Level Membership (Individual) *

  • Free Admission for one person
  • 2 Guest Passes (good for general Museum admission)
  • 10% discount at The Museum Store
  • 10% discount at the Sculpture Court Cafe
  • Opportunity to join Support Councils
  • Use of the Art Reference Library
  • One-year subscription to the Museum Magazine (also option for online version)
  • Admission to the Art of Reading Book Club
  • Free Admission to Culture & Cocktails
  • Free Admission to Art Alive
  • Discounted admission to events, concerts, lectures, symposiums

Household Membership (Two adults plus children/grandchildren under 18):

  • Free admission for two adults plus children/grandchildren under age 18
  • 4 Guest Passes (good for general Museum admission)
  • 10% discount at The Museum Store
  • 10% discount at the Sculpture Court Café
  • Opportunity to join Support Councils
  • Use of the Art Reference Library
  • One-year subscription to the Museum Magazine (also option for online version)
  • Admission to the Art of Reading Book Club
  • Free Admission to Culture & Cocktails
  • Free Admission to Art Alive
  • Discounted admission to events, concerts, lectures, symposiums

Hours of operation are:

Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed

About the Ticket Supplier: The San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and display the finest works of art that men and women have created throughout time for the benefit of the broadest conceivable audience.

Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum's nationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures.